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SPEMack618 03-03-2013 05:14 AM

Ha. My inner redneck secretly thinks it would be really cool to live Copperhead Road.

S&Wshooter 03-03-2013 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by SPEMack618 (Post 38188)
Tec-9

We are two more bargain basement guns, a cheap video camera, and $25 away from being able to make our very own Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie

SPEMack618 03-03-2013 06:43 PM

Well, I also gots a Norinco '97 clone and a Jenning J-22.

And I could probably hit up my sister for twenty bucks.

So do you have a camera and a five spot?

funkychinaman 03-05-2013 05:26 PM

I rented a Glock 19 and a Springfield M1911 at the range this weekend and tried both out. I'm leaning towards the Glock 19 for next purchase, and wow, the Springfield is a sight to behold. I totally get why some people are totally enamored with the M1911.

Excalibur 03-05-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 38208)
I rented a Glock 19 and a Springfield M1911 at the range this weekend and tried both out. I'm leaning towards the Glock 19 for next purchase, and wow, the Springfield is a sight to behold. I totally get why some people are totally enamored with the M1911.

The Glock is the every man handgun. Easy to shoot, take apart and simple. The 1911 is a classic.

S&Wshooter 03-05-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by SPEMack618 (Post 38193)
Well, I also gots a Norinco '97 clone and a Jenning J-22.

And I could probably hit up my sister for twenty bucks.

So do you have a camera and a five spot?

All we need now is one of those Calico rifles (preferably the cheapest and/or goofiest looking one), some cheap-ass web gear, and some weird foreign camo, and we'll be able to equip the high-speed-low-drag super top secret team of Special Forces operatives with the gear they'll need to take on a giant squirrel or some kind of octopus monster

S&Wshooter 03-05-2013 07:48 PM

Attack of the Giant SQUIRRELOPUS

S&Wshooter 03-05-2013 07:54 PM

C'mon, you know y'all want to help make Attack of the Giant Squirrelopus

SPEMack618 03-05-2013 11:39 PM

I'm thinking that we could shang-hai my sister into being the leading lady.

And I've got enough assorted web gear and fishing vests to outfit a small militia.

ColonelTomb 03-09-2013 04:47 AM

Well, I'm not sure I can help you guys out with Attack of the Giant Squirrelopus, but I did end up finally testing out my BHP. Ran flawlessly with my handloads, and was dead accurate, so I'm happy. Also, since this is in the gun purchases thread, I have a bunch of reloading equipment and a 6" S&W 19-5 for sale on GunBroker. My username is Mengtx if anyone is interested. Just thought some of you would want a jump on the current craziness.

SPEMack618 03-09-2013 04:53 AM

Bud, if I had the money, that Model 19 would be looking at Three Person's holsters already.

AdAstra2009 03-11-2013 12:47 AM

Finally got around to using my camera.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8...c2acd233_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8...075c3730_c.jpg

Jcordell 03-11-2013 05:27 PM

Lately I've developed a greater appreciation for the S&W semi-autos. Especially the 2nd and 3rd Generation models. Probably becasue S&W has almost stopped making them in favor of the M&P. I think I have a thing for discontinued models. It's a sickness. Very nice AdAstra2009.

S&Wshooter 03-22-2013 01:01 AM

I just traded my Winchester 1300 Defender to my father for his Ruger Redhawk

predator20 03-24-2013 07:52 PM

Smith & Wesson 915, basically a budget 5904. Would have liked to have gotten one with matching controls. But they were bought up within the first few hours of listing. $240 shipped, I'll do a better assessment when it arrives. Already got extra mags.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/95/PRE20S%26W915.jpg

S&Wshooter 03-24-2013 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by predator20 (Post 38414)
Smith & Wesson 915, basically a budget 5904. Would have liked to have gotten one with matching controls. But they were bought up within the first few hours of listing. $240 shipped, I'll do a better assessment when it arrives. Already got extra mags.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/95/PRE20S%26W915.jpg

http://www.topcultured.com/wp-conten...-high-five.jpg

funkychinaman 03-24-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by predator20 (Post 38414)
Smith & Wesson 915, basically a budget 5904. Would have liked to have gotten one with matching controls. But they were bought up within the first few hours of listing. $240 shipped, I'll do a better assessment when it arrives. Already got extra mags.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/95/PRE20S%26W915.jpg

For $240, I wouldn't care if the controls were pink. The grey controls are actually a pretty cool accent.

predator20 03-24-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 38415)

I high fived it. I knew you and yournamehere would appreciate it. There seems to be a lot of S&W auto love here lately.

I would've liked to have found a 659, but prices have gone up on just about every handgun that holds over 10 rounds. The dealer had about 10 of those 915's, sold them all in about two days.

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 38416)
For $240, I wouldn't care if the controls were pink. The grey controls are actually a pretty cool accent.

It does break it up. They had one that was the opposite, satin grey with black controls. But mostly all were like mine, maybe two or three were all black.

predator20 03-26-2013 12:19 AM

Picked up the 915 today. Real pleased with it for the price I paid. Gave it a mild cleaning, it's ready to rock. I do plan a picking up a spring kit just to be on the safe side.

S&Wshooter 03-26-2013 03:35 PM

So the barrel on that Redhawk has a noticeable cant to the right....

Excalibur 03-26-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 38415)

You want me to put a smug on my screen?

S&Wshooter 03-27-2013 01:53 AM

40 rounds of Monarch 7.62x39mm

AdAstra2009 03-29-2013 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 38273)
Lately I've developed a greater appreciation for the S&W semi-autos. Especially the 2nd and 3rd Generation models. Probably becasue S&W has almost stopped making them in favor of the M&P. I think I have a thing for discontinued models. It's a sickness. Very nice AdAstra2009.

Thanks, it's a great gun.
I also just picked up a CETME Sporter, I'll post pics later.

S&Wshooter 03-29-2013 05:16 PM

I'm going to a crawfish boil at my cousin's house, so I'm going to be asking her husband about buying all that Norinco 7.62x39mm he has laying around. His father actually brought back a Type 56 from Vietnam, and after he died his friend got it but didn't take the ammo for whatever reason

Yournamehere 03-29-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by predator20 (Post 38414)
Smith & Wesson 915, basically a budget 5904. Would have liked to have gotten one with matching controls. But they were bought up within the first few hours of listing. $240 shipped, I'll do a better assessment when it arrives. Already got extra mags.

http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/95/PRE20S%26W915.jpg

Pretty interesting. Before the craze I would have said something to the effect of "915s are budget 5904s, but 5904s are budget wondernines", but you are right. Prices on hi caps have risen, and even before the ban scares, S&W classic autos have have been drying up and rising in price. The accented controls are interesting though. Is it a parts gun or were they offered with different finish patterns or something? Even as a budget line gun, it's still a S&W and therefore a fascinating item to me.

About the spring kits, the one thing I love about the S&W classic autos is that the frames are super easy to strip. The wraparound grip was a really ingenious idea since it made replacing the mainspring easier, on top of eliminating 11 parts from the whole design. Enjoy your new gun and let us know how you feel about it after the range.

k9870 03-29-2013 07:43 PM

wheres all the damn ammo

Excalibur 03-29-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by k9870 (Post 38449)
wheres all the damn ammo

In my gun safe :D

Chitoryu12 03-29-2013 08:44 PM

A few of my friends are all getting their CCW permits this week. Hopefully I'll be able to join them in a few months.

predator20 03-29-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Yournamehere (Post 38448)
Pretty interesting. Before the craze I would have said something to the effect of "915s are budget 5904s, but 5904s are budget wondernines", but you are right. Prices on hi caps have risen, and even before the ban scares, S&W classic autos have have been drying up and rising in price. The accented controls are interesting though. Is it a parts gun or were they offered with different finish patterns or something? Even as a budget line gun, it's still a S&W and therefore a fascinating item to me.

About the spring kits, the one thing I love about the S&W classic autos is that the frames are super easy to strip. The wraparound grip was a really ingenious idea since it made replacing the mainspring easier, on top of eliminating 11 parts from the whole design. Enjoy your new gun and let us know how you feel about it after the range.

I think the slide was reparked, because there is no wear on it. They get a lot of Hi-Powers that are completely reparked. I guess with the alloy frame on the 915, they left them alone. The controls were either stripped and left bare or satin nickeled. This is one that was the opposite http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=333347200

Here's a quick video on mine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FQr7yYof5A

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Originally Posted by k9870 (Post 38449)
wheres all the damn ammo

In my ammo cabinet. :D The only ammo I bought since the scare was 7.62x51. I had everything else on hand.

Excalibur 03-29-2013 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chitoryu12 (Post 38451)
A few of my friends are all getting their CCW permits this week. Hopefully I'll be able to join them in a few months.

I was only able to convince a handful of buddies to get their LTCH along with my little brother who turned 21 last December.

SPEMack618 03-29-2013 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Chitoryu12 (Post 38451)
A few of my friends are all getting their CCW permits this week. Hopefully I'll be able to join them in a few months.

my sister, who is 29, didn't get her's until this past December.

It took her getting her "own" gun before she displayed any interest in it.

S&Wshooter 03-31-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 38447)
I'm going to a crawfish boil at my cousin's house, so I'm going to be asking her husband about buying all that Norinco 7.62x39mm he has laying around. His father actually brought back a Type 56 from Vietnam, and after he died his friend got it but didn't take the ammo for whatever reason

He GAVE me over 500 rounds of various 7.62x39mm. In exchange, at some point I'm going to take him to the range and furnish all the guns and ammo. I'm also going to give him a bunch of misc. .308 I have sitting in one of my crates

mpe2010 04-18-2013 02:22 AM

Bought 440 count spam can of 7.62x54r to feed the mosin.

k9870 04-20-2013 02:46 AM

i sold my bg380, but bought a m44 and 440 rounds of ammo

funkychinaman 04-25-2013 03:59 PM

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...1-carbine-9mm/

I've always wanted an M1 Carbine, but I haven't really pursued it because until recently, I lived in a state that banned them by name, and I've been worried about the availability of ammo.

I'm a bit torn on this. 9mm is relatively cheap and plentiful, but at the same time, you lose a lot in terms of stopping power and range.

Excalibur 04-25-2013 04:36 PM

9mm isn't a weak round. Also enough rounds in the chest and the man's down. A good hollow point 9mm is just as effective as high caliber rounds. The range of a 9mm really depends on the gun that's shooting it and how good of a shooter you are.

funkychinaman 04-25-2013 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 38847)
9mm isn't a weak round. Also enough rounds in the chest and the man's down. A good hollow point 9mm is just as effective as high caliber rounds. The range of a 9mm really depends on the gun that's shooting it and how good of a shooter you are.

I certainly don't have a problem with 9mm. But it's a pistol round, compared to the .30 Carbine, which was designed as a carbine round. I can't find data for comparison though. All the .30 Carbine data is based on an 18 inch barrel, but the 9mm data is based on pistol length barrels.

Yournamehere 04-25-2013 08:18 PM

If you push hot 9mm loads through a carbine length barrel, you're bound to get significant ballistic improvements. .30 Carbine still has a longer case and more powder potential, and yes, it was designed from the ground up to be a carbine cartridge, but 9mm is cheaper and will fit in all of your handguns too.

If I were to get a pistol caliber carbine, I'd like to get a levergun in .357 Magnum. You get all of the cool from owning a lever action rifle, with better ballistic performance than 9mm or some other pistol caliber, and you still have interchangeability of ammunition if you own revolvers. M1 Carbines are really cool guns too, and you can get 30 round mags for them, the only problem with them is the proprietary and costly nature of the ammo in my eyes.

Excalibur 04-25-2013 08:51 PM

A while ago, I picked up one with a synthetic stock and it had a thinner grip so people with smaller hands can fully grasp it. I've always found the wood stock to be a bit thick to hold onto and I've got pretty big hands.

funkychinaman 04-25-2013 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Yournamehere (Post 38852)
If you push hot 9mm loads through a carbine length barrel, you're bound to get significant ballistic improvements. .30 Carbine still has a longer case and more powder potential, and yes, it was designed from the ground up to be a carbine cartridge, but 9mm is cheaper and will fit in all of your handguns too.

If I were to get a pistol caliber carbine, I'd like to get a levergun in .357 Magnum. You get all of the cool from owning a lever action rifle, with better ballistic performance than 9mm or some other pistol caliber, and you still have interchangeability of ammunition if you own revolvers. M1 Carbines are really cool guns too, and you can get 30 round mags for them, the only problem with them is the proprietary and costly nature of the ammo in my eyes.

That's the thing, I always saw 20 or 30 round mags at gun shows, but it's a moot point if I get one in 9mm.

I may go for the lever action. At least I don't have to worry about some politician ever going after them.


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